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Re: John Pitchlynn born NC
Posted by: Bob Date: July 01, 2000 at 22:22:15
In Reply to: Re: John Pitchlynn born NC by Frank F Thompson of 252

From my studies of the early personal writings of John Pitchlynn and other governmental records, Major John Pitchlynn "did not help the government beat the Choctaw Indians out of their lands." The fact is, he fought hard and long to keep the Choctaw's homelands. The governmental records clearly show that they were all ways flustrated because of the influence of the Colberts and the Pitchlynns. The government was complaining in many of the corresponds and records about the half-breeds and whites among the tribe, that constantly put up barriers to their plans, which included the lands. Major John Pitchlynn's life and properties were all ways threaten by men who had designs on the Indian lands. I feel that researchers should look at the record and see that the Choctaws didn't call Major John Pitchlynn "their friend" for nothing or for no reason. He was their friend and tried all he could in his power to keep the Indian's homelands in Mississippi. In fact, he didn't won't to leave for the Indian Territory, which is now Oklahoma. He stayed to the last minute and died leaving his wife and children to fight the battles he had started. The record is clear and I have seen it, and read it. I feel and wish researchers wouldn't make unfounded statements which have no foundation in the facts. If one needs information on John Pitchlynn and his family, please check out the archives in Washington D.C., the Western History Library in Norman, the Gilcrease museum in Tulsa and the Oklahoma Indian Archives in Oklahoma City. It will be a very good eye opener to unfounded inaccuracy about this profound Pitchlynn family Indian history. Thanks.


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